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Terrace River Kings games in Quesnel and Williams Lake postponed

The Terrace River Kings are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak
Terrace River Kings defender Carson Olson (20) hooks the knee of Quesnel Kangaroos forward Braiden Epp (21) during a game at the West Fraser Centre on Saturday January 18. A game between the two teams scheduled for Jan. 8 has been postponed. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A Terrace River Kings road trip to two Cariboo cities has been postponed.

Quesnel Kangaroos captain Alessio Tomassetti told Black Press Media that the River Kings will not be travelling to Quesnel or Williams Lake due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Terrace was scheduled to play Williams lake on Saturday, Jan. 8 and Quesnel on Sunday, Jan. 9. Both Quesnel and Williams Lake will still host the Kitimat Ice Demons this weekend.

River Kings general manager Ross Smith confirmed that some players were required to isolate, meaning that they could not field a team for the weekend. He said the team is in the process of rescheduling the games.

Tomassetti said seven players on Terrace had tested positive.

“It sucks, because everyone was ready to go for two games and now it’s only one,” he said, adding the Kangaroos tried to find a junior team to play on Sunday as an exhibition.

“That happens in every league right now, so it’s something we have to deal with.”

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Most Canadian NHL games have been postponed due to COVID-19 attendance restrictions.

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